Cocoon Nebula

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The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is a reflection/emission nebula located approximately 2,500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. With an apparent magnitude of 7.2… Read More »Cocoon Nebula

Water Jar

water jar asterism,the urn,the y constellation

The Water Jar is an asterism formed by four relatively bright stars in the constellation Aquarius: Gamma, Pi, Eta, and Zeta Aquarii. Also known as… Read More »Water Jar

Oyster Nebula

ngc 1501,planetary nebula in camelopardalis

The Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501) is a planetary nebula located in the northern constellation Camelopardalis, the Giraffe. The nebula was created by an extremely hot,… Read More »Oyster Nebula

Summer Triangle

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summer triangle asterism

The Summer Triangle is an asterism formed by Vega, Altair and Deneb, the brightest stars of the northern constellations Lyra, Aquila and Cygnus. With three… Read More »Summer Triangle

Egg Nebula

The Egg Nebula is a protoplanetary nebula located in the northern constellation Cygnus. It lies at an approximate distance of 3,000 light years and has… Read More »Egg Nebula